Many people have not learnt how to find out the quality of their thoughts. The quality of your thoughts cannot be assessed when you are on guard or when things are going on smoothly as expected. If you have been using such times to assess the quality of your thoughts; then, you have not really identified the quality of your thoughts.
When the Holy Bible says, “for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7), it was not just referring to thoughts you are still trying to imbibe. That verse of Scripture is directed at thoughts you have accepted and endorsed, which have formed your involuntary response, view, perception and mind-set about yourself, people, things and life, generally.
The best time to know the quality of your thoughts is when things are not working out as expected. Look out for those unguarded rough times when there is so much tension around you due to the crises you are facing. During such times of heat, identify your secret thoughts, and the words that come out of your mouth.
When you study the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) in the Holy Bible, you will discover that David’s boldness, fearlessness and courage was an involuntary view, perception and mind-set. David was not just trying to think and talk courageously at the time of the challenge. You can notice it in his words in all his dialogue and even his action in Verse 48, how David ran towards Goliath when the man moved towards him.
If you haven’t taken time to ponder on David’s action; then, you should do it now by answering the following question. Is it not suicidal for an inexperienced teenager, who has never fought any war, to run with a sling towards an experienced warlord like Goliath, who has fought several battles from his youth, and was coming with a sword and a spear against him (David)?
Challenges help to reveal the quality of thoughts you are made of. David revealed the quality of his thoughts in the time of challenges. Therefore, you can also identify the quality of your own thoughts when you have a challenge; then, you can consciously change them to the new personality you wish to become.
Remember, “for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). You can never be greater than your own thoughts. Your life will never be different from the kinds of thoughts you are keeping. Choose your thoughts wisely. You have the ability to do so. Change your world just by changing your own thoughts. Change your thoughts and change your world. The choice is yours. Start now!
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